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Applying in the Classroom What We Know about Groups and Teams
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Nancy J. Stone, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
Human factors and ergonomics specialists need to work in teams. This article highlights various benefits and potential problems of groups and teams. The main focus is on ways to successfully implement student teams in the classroom. Key elements include: centralizing the organization structure with the faculty member in charge, determining group composition, defining group goals and roles, establishing an appropriate reinforcement structure (i.e, the grading system), and dealing with conflict. References for more in-depth team building guidelines are provided.
Meeting Name
40th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 1 (1996: Sep. 2-6, Philadelphia, PA)
Department(s)
Psychological Science
Keywords and Phrases
  • Ability Testing,
  • Behavioral Research,
  • Engineering Education,
  • Ergonomics,
  • Performance,
  • Student Teams,
  • Team Building,
  • Human Engineering
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1996 SAGE Publications Inc., All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Disciplines
Citation Information
Nancy J. Stone. "Applying in the Classroom What We Know about Groups and Teams" Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Vol. 40 Iss. 8 (1996) p. 449 - 453 ISSN: 10711813
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-stone/1/